Helping Mothers Reach Personal Breastfeeding Goals.
Author ORCiD Identifier
The Nursing clinics of North America
Professional organizations worldwide recommend exclusive human milk/breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life, and continued breastfeeding with appropriate complementary foods for 1 year or more. This article focuses on the importance of prenatal messaging and goal setting to ensure that mothers are able to optimize their milk supply during the critical window of opportunity in first 2 weeks after delivery. Research data in the United States indicate that the largest categories of why women stopped breastfeeding were for reasons related to milk supply or concerns that the infant was not getting enough nutrition or gaining enough weight.
Breast Feeding, Female, Goals, Humans, Maternal-Child Health Services, Mothers, Postnatal Care, Pregnancy, Social Support, Workplace
Spatz, D. (2018). Helping Mothers Reach Personal Breastfeeding Goals.. The Nursing clinics of North America, 53 (2), 253-261. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cnur.2018.01.011